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MommaBear
03-07-2005, 03:45 PM
Does anyone know of videos that will show how to seam two pieces together that isn't the kitchner stitch?
I tried to do the mattress stitch, but only found written instructions and looking at what I did, I know I did something wrong I just don't know what! LOL!
Thanks =)

ekgheiy
03-07-2005, 06:09 PM
Does anyone know of videos that will show how to seam two pieces together that isn't the kitchner stitch?
I tried to do the mattress stitch, but only found written instructions and looking at what I did, I know I did something wrong I just don't know what! LOL!
Thanks =)

I'm sorry, I don't know of any other videos. But this (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring04/mattress.html) article is pretty good. (If you haven't already read it :??)

Hope that helps a little!

MommaBear
03-07-2005, 06:34 PM
I'm sorry, I don't know of any other videos. But this (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring04/mattress.html) article is pretty good. (If you haven't already read it :??)

Hope that helps a little!

Thanks ... it does. Looking at that I did do the right thing. However, my project was knitted with 2 strands and isn't knit tightly (bigger needles). I think I need to seam with 2 strands of yarn so it matches the rest maybe? Becuase it all pulls, but you can tell where I seamed since it looks like the yarn is thinner (if that makes any sense at all) I'll try it and see ... I guess I just need to get in there and practice, practice, practice.

ekgheiy
03-07-2005, 06:58 PM
I'm sorry, I don't know of any other videos. But this (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring04/mattress.html) article is pretty good. (If you haven't already read it :??)

Hope that helps a little!

Thanks ... it does. Looking at that I did do the right thing. However, my project was knitted with 2 strands and isn't knit tightly (bigger needles). I think I need to seam with 2 strands of yarn so it matches the rest maybe? Becuase it all pulls, but you can tell where I seamed since it looks like the yarn is thinner (if that makes any sense at all) I'll try it and see ... I guess I just need to get in there and practice, practice, practice.

Oh yes! Definitely seam with 2 strands. And make sure you don't seam too tightly, as that may tend to scrunch the work too. I think you'll find 2 strands better! ;)

Good Luck!

KnittingNut
03-08-2005, 06:30 PM
Does anyone know of videos that will show how to seam two pieces together that isn't the kitchner stitch?
I tried to do the mattress stitch, but only found written instructions and looking at what I did, I know I did something wrong I just don't know what! LOL!
Thanks =)

I'm sorry, I don't know of any other videos. But this (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring04/mattress.html) article is pretty good. (If you haven't already read it :??)

Hope that helps a little!

what if the project isbeing folded in half and sewn together ... in the article it shows things laid out netx to each other. i cant figure how to make it work with a folded project.
help.

ekgheiy
03-08-2005, 06:48 PM
what if the project isbeing folded in half and sewn together ... in the article it shows things laid out netx to each other. i cant figure how to make it work with a folded project.
help.

:thinking: You could fold the project in half with wrong sides facing each other and Whip-St or Backstitch to seam it. That's what I've always done. I find Whip-St easiest.

KnittingNut
03-08-2005, 08:29 PM
what if the project isbeing folded in half and sewn together ... in the article it shows things laid out netx to each other. i cant figure how to make it work with a folded project.
help.

:thinking: You could fold the project in half with wrong sides facing each other and Whip-St or Backstitch to seam it. That's what I've always done. I find Whip-St easiest.

i don't even know what backstitch or whip stitch is.
so far i've made a million and one scarves.
i should just stick to those.

ekgheiy
03-09-2005, 12:14 PM
i don't even know what backstitch or whip stitch is.
so far i've made a million and one scarves.
i should just stick to those.

Oh no no no ...:fingerwag: there is more to knitting than scarves :X: ... BE ENCOURAGED!!! :thumbsup:

I couldn't find any videos for whip stitch, but here (http://www.knittingfairy.com/techniques3.htm) is a picture walk through of whip stitch. I found this (http://www.hiraeth.com/ytg/texguide/backstitch/backstitch.htm) and this (http://www.stitchguide.com/stitches/embroidery/videos/backstitch.html) (a video) to describe backstitch.

Neither of these are invisible, but if done neatly, they can look quite nice!

Hope that helps!